Did you know that bats are classified into two major groups? These are Flying Foxes and Microbats.
According to Bats QLD, “both share many similarities with humans: they have a similar skeletal structure (they have elongated fingers, not wings that they fly with), are warm-blooded, give birth and suckle their young, are devoted and caring mothers, and even leave their children (called pups) at ‘childcare’ as they go in search of food!”
Fortunately, there is a group dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing any orphaned or injured Flying Foxes or Microbats across South East Queensland (Gold Coast to Brisbane Area), Australia.
Bats QLD is the way to go!
Through these 40 adorable photographs from the organization, we will witness how these bats survived a horrific situation and learn about their adorable stories.
1. Baby bat with a little muffin
You will see more, I promise.
2. Hi! My name is Gary.
Gary is the most well-behaved kid you’ll ever meet! He just relaxes when you examine him and doesn’t move an inch! He has such a happy feeling on his face.
3. Vlad Junior
4. Wallace the little trooper
“Wallace has just recovered from a very nasty wing injury after being electrocuted on powerlines… Thus, we were all a bit worried when we put him up for his first test flight on the weekend … but he did a beautiful flight.”
“When little Midori came into care, he was not feeling at his best, so he needed a bit of help with cleaning and grooming himself … and while we were at it, he decided he needed to go to the toilet as well, so a quick turn upside-up prevented our cleaning efforts to become spoilt!”
6. Black flying fox girl
Do you want some solid food as well?
7. Sweet Eliza
Eliza is feeling much better after a refreshing drink of mango juice. Her tummy appears to be full and happy.
8. Sweet baby rescued
9. Two for Tuesday
10. Cute face Friday
11. Mighty Tiny
“‘Tiny’ says THANK YOU for your generous donations to support his dinner expenses, so he can grow up to be ‘Mighty’!”
12. Wacky face
13. Holidays are coming!
Yeah! All the treats for this babe!
14. Little cutie pie
15. Birthday buddies
16. Little Jill
“Hello, I am Mounty and I am feeling better already. Can I come out of the hospital cage now, pleeeease?”
18. Sunday Funday
19. Precious little face
20. Hello, handsome!
21. Weighing day
This adorable bat gets a lot of kisses. He deserves all the love!
23. Small with a big grateful heart
24. Mission impossible
25. I can be your friend.
“He was raised and released back into the wild in 2010.”
26. Lovely creature
27. No more milk
28. Stranded but not forgotten
Another poor little red flying fox girl was discovered stranded. But this time she was dangling from the fence of a hockey club, exhausted but thankfully unharmed. She’ll be able to partake in the group’s all-inclusive fruit and smoothie buffet until she’s strong enough to fly again.
29. Baby Dani
“Like Midnight, we have had an extraordinarily high number of rescues from the ground or low in trees over the last three weeks around the Logan area.”